Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Peppermint Hot Chocolate, the perfect Christmas morning treat!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate is one of our favorite treats during the holidays. Made with real semi-sweet chocolate chips and a dash of peppermint, this makes the perfect treat for Christmas morning. We usually make to go batch on the night we drive to look at Christmas lights.

Peppermint Hot Chocolate, the perfect Christmas morning treat!

Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Serves 4

2 cups of milk
2 cups of heavy cream
1 to 1 1/2 cups of semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
Whipped cream
Crushed candy cane

DirectionsMeasure chocolate chips into a large heatproof bowl. Heat milk and cream over medium heat until hot, but not boiling. Stir occasionally while heating. Once hot, pour mixture into bowl over chocolate chip. Add vanilla and peppermint extract. Whisk until chocolate chips are completely melted. Serve with whipped cream and crushed candy cane sprinkled on top.

Recipe Note: For richest chocolate flavor use 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips. My kids prefer the recipe made with just one cup of chocolate chips.
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  1. Mmm, I love Love LOVE chocolate and peppermint together! in the summertime I sometimes add mint flavor to my iced mochas, and this time of year, yours sounds perfect!

  2. Oh yes, this needs to happen! It looks SO creamy and delicious. And what a brilliant plan to bring it along to-go for Christmas light viewing!

  3. Oh my gosh! That cocoa looks SO good! If only I could get my paws on some mint extract in Africa! haha:)

  4. so pretty, looks like it’s covered in snow…

  5. Whew, this looks good!! Your recipe sounds fabulous, and your pictures are just perfect.

    Great, I’m gonna have to go eat some chocolate now. ; )

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  7. This looks great! I’ve been searching for a great hot chocolate recipe and this looks like just the ticket! Visiting from Tater Tots and Jello’s linky party. Pinned it!

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